Saturday, May 9, 2015

Slow Food in Greve

 Greve does it again

You cannot deny that Greve is bursting with initiative. Last weekend it was the Flower Show, this weekend the town is hosting its annual Slowfood market which highlights the produce of a number of Italian Comuni or towns, from Grumes (Trento) in the north to Positano in the south. 
that lovely backdrop again, plus a stunning sky this weekend

The towns visiting this year:
Abbiategrasso,Acqualagna,Guardiagrele,  San Miniato, Fontanellato, Orvieto,  Pianella, Castelnuovo Berardenga,  Cutigliano,  Caiazzo,  San Daniele del Friuli,  Levanto,  Positano,  San Gemini,  Castelnuovo ne' Monti, Novellara,  Grumes,  Barga,  Montecastello di Vibio, Castel San Pietro Terme,  Morimondo. And, from France, Bastide d'Armagnac!
here Liguria and Le Marche are represented
Produce includes the best mozzarella and associates; parmigiano reggiano; tortelli and tortellini; bread; anchovies; San Daniele ham; truffles; artisan beers; gorgonzola; traditional balsamic vinegar; salame of all sorts; lemons and limoncello...
mozzarella and friends from Caiazzo, Campania
bread and cheeses from Chieti, Abruzzo
The weekend programme includes  talks, activities for children, musical interludes and even a festival of short films about Arts and Crafts in Chianti.
tortelli and tortellini from Emilia
Local arts and crafts and produce stalls are also present and local shops are wholeheartedly involved...The occasion is festive but also strikingly tasteful.
local butcher and delicatessen offers light meals outside his shop for the day

the ever-present local basket-maker
Brava Greve!

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